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Varicosity

Definition of the noun varicosity

What does varicosity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: varicosities

  1. varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: varix = abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
    • more specific term: varicose vein = a vein that is permanently dilated

Alternative definition of the noun varicosity

noun

  1. an enlarged vessel, particularly a blood vessel
  2. varicose vein

Explanation

varicosity is a gene group, gene ontology group.

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Google previewPan Vascular Medicine (2002)

Integrated Clinical Management by Peter Lanzer, Eric J. Topol

The common starting point for any varicosity is a pressure and volume overload on one segment of an epifascial vein located distal to an incompetent valve at a point where the epifascial venous system drains into the deep system. Thus, if the  ...

Google previewThe international encyclopedia of surgery (1888)

a systematic treatise on the theory and practice of surgery by John Ashhurst

A, the brachial artery; V, the median basilic vein with an aneurismal varicosity ; N, the aneurismal tumor, which is connected with the artery beneath it by a minute aperture, and with the aneurismal varicosity above it by another Bmall opening.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

:600–611 Varicosis ▷Varicose Veins 2172 Varicosity Varicosity ▷Varicose Veins Variegate Porphyria ▷Porphyria, Variegate Vascular .

Google previewNothnagel's Encyclopedia of practical medicine (1907)

by Hermann Nothnagel

The post-mortem examination reveals pathological alterations in the nerves, fragmentation of the medullary sheath, varicosity or atrophy of the nerve-sheaths, more or less complete ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Medicine and Surgery (1885)

It is most marked in the lower limbs, where gravity aids in increasing the obstruction and consequent tendency to varicosity. Here the veins have been described like knotted ropes beneath the skin, by Porter, Perry, Langier, and others.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

varicose vein Also varicosity. A permanent bulging or swelling in a vein, most commonly in one or more outer veins that run down the leg just under the skin. It can affect both men and women, but in 434 varicose vein America 1 in 5 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders, Three-Volume Set (2010)

Leaner cerebella exhibit enlarged parallel fiber varicosities synapsing on two or more Purkinje cell dendritic spines along with the typical one-toone spine to varicosity contacts. Leaner Purkinje cells commonly present atrophic dendritic ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1921)

by Casey Albert Wood

VARICOSITY or was RETINA. Dilation of the retinal vessels has been considered under a number of captions in  ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia metropolitana (1845)

or Universal dictionary of knowledge ... comprising the twofoldadvantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Treviranus, Valentin, and others deny the varicosity of the tubes, even under pressure, whilst the brain continues perfectly fresh ; but, admitting the tendency to this appearance in the primitive canals of this division of the nervous centres, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; or, universal dictionary of knowledge, on an original plan: comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings (1845)

Edited by Edw. Smedley, Hugh Jam. Rose, and H. John Rose. (Text: voll. XXVI. Plates: voll. III. Index by Edw Smedley

Treviranus, Valentin, and others deny the varicosity of the tubes, even under pressure, whilst the brain continues perfectly fresh ; but, admitting the tendency to this appearance in the primitive canals of this division of the nervous centres, ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman

Varicosity is apt to be progressive, and may be a source of grave danger. The patient should, if possible, be relieved from an occupation which necessitates the erect position for continued periods. Support should be given to the affected vein  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2004)

by David B. Jacoby, R. M. Youngson

HEMORRHOIDS Varicosity in the blood vessels of the anus that can give rise to bleeding and discomfort. Also called piles. HEPATITIS Inflammation of the liver, usually caused by one of the hepatitis ...

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Scrabble value of V4A1R1I1C3O1S1I1T1Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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